(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adv. rearward, aft, backward; after, subsequently; slow. —prep. in back of, following. See rear, lateness, regression, sequence.Ant., ahead.
(Roget's IV) modif. and prep.
1. [To the rear in space]
Syn. in back of, following, after; see back .
2. [Late in time]
Syn. tardy, dilatory, behind time; see late 1 , slow 2 .
3. [Slow in progress]
Syn. sluggish, slow-moving, delayed, backward, underdeveloped, retarded, behind schedule, in arrears, belated, laggard; see also slow 1 , 3 .
Ant. fast*, rapid, ahead of schedule.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
buttocks, backside, *ass, rump, *tush, bottom, stern.
back, in back of, rearward, trailing, aft.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adverb 1. Not on time: behindhand, belatedly, late, tardily. See TIME. 2. So as to fall behind schedule: behindhand, late, slow. Idiom: behind time. See TIME. II noun Informal. The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting: buttock (used in plural), derriere, posterior, rump, seat. Informal: backside, bottom, rear1. Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush. Chiefly British: bum2. See OVER.

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